With honesty and rigor, Rachel Maddow uniquely connects dots to advance stories on her show The Rachel Maddow Show. By exposing the layers of complex issues, she reveals their significance to viewers. In her irreverent style, Maddow transcends the narrative and provides unique perspective.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Rachel Maddow Show - History of MSNBC: 2008–2015 - Netflix
The following is a history of MSNBC from 2008–2015. MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that was founded in 1996. This era is known for its focus on more opinionated programming, which was drastically cut back in the recent shift towards hard news.
The Rachel Maddow Show - Ratings under Griffin - Netflix
In March 2009, MSNBC finished in second place in primetime, ahead of CNN for the first time in its existence. Phil Griffin, MSNBC chief executive, attributed this to the network's decision to go liberal with Olbermann and Maddow along with problems at CNN. In the first quarter of 2010, the network beat CNN in primetime and overall ratings, marking the first time it did so since 2001. The network also beat CNN in total adult viewers in March, marking the seventh out of the past eight months that MSNBC achieved that accolade. In addition, the programs Morning Joe, The Ed Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show all finished ahead of their time slot competitors on CNN. During 2014, MSNBC's total ratings in the 25 to 54 age group declined 20%, falling to third place behind CNN. The only demographic in which MSNBC still leads is among Hispanics and even more so among African-Americans.
The Rachel Maddow Show - References - Netflix